By TOM C. BURKE, Associated Press The Tom Cruise movie franchise may have ended its long-running run in theaters but the stars of the original franchise will continue to shine in a new video game.
Tom Cruise, who is a longtime movie and television executive, is a member of the cast of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and his movies have been a staple of the big screen for years.
The new “Spider-Man” game from Sony Interactive Entertainment is based on the franchise, with players being able to control the web-slinging web slinger in various ways, including in different modes and modes, as well as the ability to pick a different hero.
The first game, “Spiderman 2,” was released in 2007, and it was the franchise’s most popular title, grossing $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office.
“The Amazing Spidey 2” has sold more than a million copies since its debut and is currently the highest-grossing game in Sony’s library.
The sequel, “The Spectacular Spider-Men,” is set to be released later this year.
In a tweet Friday, the movie studio said the upcoming “SpiderMan 2: The Movie” will be released on Aug. 31.
The studio did not say how many copies of the game would be sold.
The franchise began in 1988 when Warner Bros. acquired Sony Pictures, which at the time was a video game developer.
The game series, which includes “The Matrix,” “The Dark Knight,” “Sin City,” “Iron Man” and “Jurassic Park,” became the most successful in the entertainment industry.